Airbus Helicopters AS365 Dauphin & AS565 Panther

 

1st Flight 1975

AS365 Dauphin

The AS365 Dauphin is a twin-engine helicopter capable of travelling long ranges, and well suited to operating in climates of a high ambient temperature or at locations of significant altitude.

AS565 Panther

The Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters) AS565 Panther is the military version of the Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin medium-weight multi-purpose twin-engine helicopter.

The Panther is used for a wide range of military roles, including combat assault, fire support, anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, search and rescue, and medical evacuation.

Specifications

Crew: 1 or 2 pilots

Capacity: 11 or 12 passengers

Length: 13.73 m (45 ft 1 in)

Height: 4.06 m (13 ft 4 in)

Empty weight: 2,389 kg (5,267 lb)

Max take off weight: 4,300 kg (9,480 lb)

Power plant: 2 × Turboméca Arriel 2C turboshaft, Take-off Power, 625 kW (838 hp) each

Main rotor diameter: 11.94 m (39 ft 2 in)

Main rotor area: 111.98 m2 (1,205.3 sq ft)

Performance

Maximum speed: 306 km/h (190 mph, 165 kn)

Ferry range: 827 km (514 mi, 447 nmi)

Service ceiling: 5,865 m (19,242 ft)

Rate of climb: 8.9 m/s (1,750 ft/min).

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